Aussie gamers spent more on Xbox One than any other console in 2013

While the PlayStation 4 -- and PlayStation name in general -- is proving popular with Australian gamers, Microsoft's Xbox One is also performing strongly.

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GribbleGrunger1616d ago (Edited 1616d ago )

Well they would considering Sony sent very few PS4s over to Australia in 2013; however that is going to change now that the PS4 has overtaken the X1 there.

dedicatedtogamers1616d ago

What's really interesting is to realize how close in proximity AUS is to New Zealand. I mean, we know NZ is stocked-to-the-hilt with PS4s...

Fireseed1616d ago

I wouldn't exactly classify 2000+ km as "close"...

hellzsupernova1616d ago (Edited 1616d ago )

No it is not! I live in New Zealand and last year Sony stores were saying back logged until March! The biggest online retailer has just restored stocks today!

You cannot walk into a store here a buy one.

When they opened up pre orders noël lemmings had two ps4s for every Xbox.

I hope you are being sarcastic cause the ps4 is a rare beast here

Sovereign591616d ago

Why do people still care about such trivialities? People should be having fun playing their games rather than worrying about which platform is selling more units in various parts of the world, as if the height of sales dictates the levels of fun gamers can achieve on the console.

GribbleGrunger1616d ago (Edited 1616d ago )

I don't particularly care for 'trivialities' myself but it does get on my nerves when articles manipulate data like this. It's Feb 13th 2014 for God's sake.

AngelicIceDiamond1616d ago

@Sovereign Highly Agreed.

Lets just play our games who cares about this stuff.

Beastforlifenoob1616d ago

No racism but in Australia there are people called BOGANS and they drink VB's, drive v8 holdens, have a suasge sizzle every 2 days, wear thongs and singlets everywhere and say "get da f**k out of our country cu**s. They would buy ALL of the call of duties, GTA and XBOX (its only bout 10% of the population). They loving spouting out things like "f**king sick c*nt or i'll fu**ing kill you, or something of that nature"

I asked my friends why the prefered the xbx1 and they were like "sick cu** its more powerful" or saying "its got kineckt"

And all the time im facepalming and thinking to my self WHAT THE F**K

JohnnyBadfinger1616d ago


Lol that was hands down the funniest Aussie impersonation I have ever read on the interwebs. And there was no racism in that what so ever. We are a nation not a race.

On topic I bought the Xbox One purely because I prefer Xbox games and controller. I blame JRPGS for my hatred of the playstation brand. And that view will never change

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bobtheimpaler1616d ago

Anybody in Australia wanting a PS4. JB HiFi in Sydney CBD now has them in stock.

hellzsupernova1616d ago


You can spin any numbers into your favour, stupid article.

Bathyj1616d ago

PS4's have been pretty much sold out since launch. We got a few shipments but just dribs and drabs and most stores (excuse me, SHOPS) are still saying sold out til March.

TomShoe1616d ago


I see you both are regulars from GAF lol.

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TheForwardUnto1616d ago

Below people are going to make excuses on how PS4 will overcome this? Warning Troll alert ahead.

BozoLoco1616d ago

Sony already said it. 2013 was Xbox One's year but 2014 has started and swung back into PS4 favour.

TheForwardUnto1616d ago

See it's already begun.

Do I really care what a corporation said? I'm not you.

OrangePowerz1616d ago (Edited 1616d ago )

Overcome this? It's only Australia, not a big market by any stretch.

Besides of that the PS4 has globally a higher demand in is sold out in many places. Not sure if that is the case in Australia.

Nero13141616d ago

Is the xbone out globally .

hellzsupernova1616d ago

@nero it's out in Australia....

DanielGearSolid1616d ago (Edited 1616d ago )

I mean its not really an excuse...

Its a fact... PS4 overtook X1 in AU

DanielGearSolid1616d ago (Edited 1616d ago )

Btw the spending does include the console itself so the $500 vs $400 thing plays into it

Jury1616d ago

Demand for ps4 far out stripped demand for xbone in Australia... Stock was the issue

bobtheimpaler1616d ago

As someone who lives in Australia. This is simply due to a supply issue. Demand for the ps4 is much higher than the xbone. Every shop you go to theres a waiting list for late February to March.

Kingthrash3601616d ago (Edited 1616d ago )

cant "overcome" what happend 2 months yall so trivial. who sold most in the world? overcome that...

Lilrizky1616d ago

Mate that comment in itself is a troll comment.

Because PS4 had already overcame this, coming from the same research

'NPD Group Australia also revealed that the PS4 had overtaken the Xbox One in the sales stakes, making it the most popular next-generation console as stock becomes more readily available in the country, topping off a wonderful trifecta for the company.'

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Chaostar1616d ago (Edited 1616d ago )

I'll just leave this here...

hellzsupernova1616d ago

The New Zealand joke is amusing! But it's the same problem here as it is in Australia availability

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31616d ago

Ryse, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, Killer Instinct, Max the Cursed Brotherhood, so on and so forth...why not?

jessupj1616d ago

Gimped mutliplats for the entire generation and supporting a company that tried to ruin console gaming.

Those are 2 very big reason there.

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